Idlès

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Idlès
إدلس
Commune and town
A road in Idlès
A road in Idlès
Location of Idlès commune within Tamanrasset Province
Location of Idlès commune within Tamanrasset Province
Idlès is located in Algeria
Idlès
Idlès
Location of Idlès within Algeria
Coordinates: 23°49′13″N 5°56′11″E / 23.82028°N 5.93639°E / 23.82028; 5.93639Coordinates: 23°49′13″N 5°56′11″E / 23.82028°N 5.93639°E / 23.82028; 5.93639
Country  Algeria
Province Tamanrasset
District Tazrouk
Government
 • PMA Seats 7
Area
 • Total 54,125 km2 (20,898 sq mi)
Elevation 1,399 m (4,590 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 4,945
 • Density 0.091/km2 (0.24/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
Postal code 11110
ONS code 1106

Idlès (Arabic: إدلس) is a municipality in Tazrouk District, Tamanrasset Province, Algeria. According to the 2008 census it has a population of 4,945,[1] up from 3,791 in 1998,[2] with an annual growth rate of 2.7%.[1] Its postal code is 11110 and its municipal code is 1105. The largest nearby city is Tamanrasset; other smaller towns include In Amguel to the west and Tazrouk to the south.

Geography[edit]

Idlès is located at an elevation of 1,399 metres (4,590 ft) in the Hoggar mountains of southern Algeria. The town lies on the eastern bank of the Oued Tarouda.[3] The surrounding area belongs to the West Saharan montane xeric woodlands ecoregion.

Climate[edit]

Idlès has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh), with very hot summers and mild winters, and very little precipitation throughout the year. Compared to other towns in the Sahara of southern Algeria its summers are less hot and it receives somewhat more precipitation due to its altitude.

Climate data for Idlès
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18.4
(65.1)
21.0
(69.8)
25.0
(77)
29.5
(85.1)
33.2
(91.8)
35.9
(96.6)
36.1
(97)
35.3
(95.5)
33.6
(92.5)
29.5
(85.1)
24.9
(76.8)
20.1
(68.2)
28.54
(83.38)
Daily mean °C (°F) 10.8
(51.4)
13.0
(55.4)
16.9
(62.4)
21.4
(70.5)
25.4
(77.7)
28.8
(83.8)
29.2
(84.6)
28.5
(83.3)
26.5
(79.7)
22.1
(71.8)
17.4
(63.3)
12.7
(54.9)
21.06
(69.9)
Average low °C (°F) 3.2
(37.8)
5.1
(41.2)
8.8
(47.8)
13.4
(56.1)
17.7
(63.9)
21.7
(71.1)
22.3
(72.1)
21.7
(71.1)
19.4
(66.9)
14.8
(58.6)
10.0
(50)
5.3
(41.5)
13.62
(56.51)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2
(0.08)
2
(0.08)
3
(0.12)
2
(0.08)
4
(0.16)
4
(0.16)
2
(0.08)
5
(0.2)
5
(0.2)
3
(0.12)
3
(0.12)
3
(0.12)
38
(1.52)
Source: climate-data.org[4]

Transportation[edit]

Idlès lies just north of the N55 national highway, which leads west to In Amguel and east to Bordj El Houasse. Another road leads south from the highway to Tazrouk.

Education[edit]

1.7% of the population has a tertiary education (the equal lowest in the province), and another 10.6% has completed secondary education.[5] The overall literacy rate is 65.1%, and is 79.9% among males and 48.4% among females.[6]

Localities[edit]

The commune is composed of six localities:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population: Wilaya de Tamanrasset" (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Algeria Communes". Statoids. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Africa AMS Topographic Maps - Sahara". University of Texal Libraries. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Climate data for: Idles". climate-data.org. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Structure relative de la population résidente des ménages ordinaires et collectifs âgée de 6 ans et plus selon le niveau d'instruction et la commune de résidence." (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Taux d'analphabétisme et taux d'alphabétisation de la population âgée de 15 ans et plus, selon le sexe et la commune de résidence ." (in French). Office National des Statistiques Algérie. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Décret n° 84-365, fixant la composition, la consistance et les limites territoriale des communes. Wilaya de Tamanghasset" (in French). Journal officiel de la République Algérienne,. 19 December 1984. p. 1496. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013 or before. Retrieved 2 March 2013.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)


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